Adobe throws 64 bit flash player open

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Adobe throws 64 bit flash player open

Gift for Linux community

AT THE REQUEST of open-sorcerers, Adobe is releasing an alpha version of its Flash Player 10 technology for 64-bit Linux users at its Max Conference in San Francisco today.

Because Linux is well ahead of Windows and Mac OS X in 64-bit processor support, Adobe has decided to re-affirm its “commitment to the Linux community”, ensuring they no longer have to use a 32-bit Flash plug-in on the 32-bit version of Firefox.

Other Operating Systems will get 64-bit support when they catch up, said Adobe, which noted Linux groupies had been noisily clamouring for it for ages now.

In a statement, Adobe noted the release was “part of ongoing efforts to ensure the cross-platform compatibility of Flash Player”. The company added “we are committed to bringing native 64-bit Flash Player to Windows and Mac in future releases. We expect to provide native support for 64-bit platforms in an upcoming major release of Flash Player. Windows, Macintosh and Linux players are expected to ship simultaneously moving forward."

Adobe is hoping open sorcerers will play around with the pre release 64-bit version and send in feedback and suggestions.

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